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The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

A Finnish company says it has developed a system that eliminates the need for cash or credit at check out. All it needs is a look at your face.

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.
Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

The National Retail Federation offers a way to assess someone's skills and talents to find the best job.
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
Business Finds Success With Clothing Fit for a Royal Baby

Business Finds Success With Clothing Fit for a Royal Baby

Lauren Levy rushed to bring Magnificent Baby's "An Heir Is Born" clothing line to market. Find out how her hustle is paying off.
Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.
3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.
How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

Research from the National Retail Federation reveals what young adults are looking for in their first jobs.
New App Can Help Turn 'Showroomers' Into Paying Customers

New App Can Help Turn 'Showroomers' Into Paying Customers

A consignment store fights back against showrooming, with a new app called Swarm Mobile.
What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.
A Look Inside NYC's Entrepreneurial Landscape

A Look Inside NYC's Entrepreneurial Landscape

A new exhibit at New York's Tenement Museum explores a century of the city's immigrant small-business owners, while the city government champions its growing tech startup community.
How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.
E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
How a Trio of Apps Helped a Custom Menswear Shop Thrive

How a Trio of Apps Helped a Custom Menswear Shop Thrive

San Franciso clothier Taylor Stitch employs multiple apps for a custom commerce solution.
3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
Vintage-Style Bags Get a Boost From Online Marketing

Vintage-Style Bags Get a Boost From Online Marketing

Thoughtful web marketing drives an artisanal business.
What Retail Startups Can Learn From 'The Daily Show'

What Retail Startups Can Learn From 'The Daily Show'

While retail sites like Warby Parker and Mr Porter are successfully blending discovery with good design, they're missing one key ingredient: humor. Here's a case for why retail sites should be funny.
Consignment Store Franchise Grows From a Mom's Needs

Consignment Store Franchise Grows From a Mom's Needs

Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends.

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